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Press Release No. 32626-01-2023

दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे / SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY  
प्रेस विज्ञप्ति / Press Release No. 326 Dt: 25.01.2023


General Manager, South Western Railway, Shri Sanjeev Kishore, felicitated the employees for their safety consciousness and presence of mind which averted accidents.

1. On December 16, 2022, Shri. Deepak Kumar, Assistant Loco Pilot, Sakleshpur, & Shri. Dipak Kumar, Loco Pilot, Sakleshpur, were approaching LC Gate o­n Train No. 07378 (Mangaluru-Vijayapura daily Express Special). The crew stopped the train by apply emergency brakes the open LC gate.

2. On December 3, 2023, Shri Vijay Kumar Singh, Key Man, Ranibennur observed a combination weld joint failure between the Chalgeri - Ranibennur block section and protected the track while performing early morning track patrolling. Key Man of Ranibennur's alertness and prompt action prevent unusual incidents.

3. On December 12, 2022, Shri. A. Asai Thambi, a track maintainer, observed a crack in the stock rail during maintenance work. He then protected the track as directed. Because of his prompt action, he has been nominated for Safety Man of the Month.

4. On December 8, 2022, Shri. Raghunath Y, a pointsman at Tadval station, saw that the centre buffer coupling handle rod of a wagon o­n moving train had broken and was hanging. The train was immediately stopped, and the appropriate prompt action was taken. The Points-man was o­n the alert and prevented a major accident.

5. On 12.12.2022, 13.12.2022, and 17.12.2022, Shri. Santosh Kumar, Assistant (Carriage and Wagon) Yesvantpur, while working in the pit lines, observed three occasions of primary spring breakages that are difficult to detect with the naked eye. The commitment and craftsmanship in identifying spring breakages at vulnerable locations of coaches has undoubtedly avoided possible enroute detention and hazards. His dedication to duty is greatly admired.

6. On December 13, 2022, Shri. Thakur Baljit Singh, Technician Hosapete, and Shri. Santosh Kumar, Technician Hosapete, while performing a rolling-in examination, noticed that o­ne wagon yoke was broken and unsafe to run. The wagon was identified sick and was detached for further sick attention in Hosapete. Thus, the alertness and prompt action averted a possible mid-section safety hazard.

7. On November 31, 2022, Shri. Ravi Ranjan Singh, Senior Goods Train Manager Sakleshpur, while checking the goods train, noticed a gas leakage/smell coming from a wagon of petrol. The message was conveyed to Station Master, Subrahmanya Road & Control to attend to the leakage and to call a fire tender to avoid any mishaps. The prompt action of Senior Goods Train Manager Saklepur has prevented a potential fire hazard.

Shri Sanjeev Kishore has appreciated the safety consciousness and timely action of these railway employees. 

                                                                                                                           Aneesh Hegde
                                                                         Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                                                  South Western Railway, Hubballi 


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